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    new_breastfeeding_mom.png For All New Mothers

    Congratulations on your new baby! This is an exciting time as you get to know your little one. There is much to learn about taking care of yourself and your infant.

    WIC can support your new family in so many ways.

    When you pick up your WIC checks, you may go to a group session or work with WIC staff one-on-one. At these visits, you get breastfeeding support, health tips, and information for taking care of yourself and your baby.
    Your Body Heals Best When You Eat Well!
    Eating regular meals helps you heal faster and have more energy.
    Each of the 5 food groups offers different things you need. Try to eat from each of the food groups every day. WIC can give you tips on how to :
    • Make quick and easy healthy meals
    • Get healthy fast food on the go
    • Make healthy fast food at home

    Being Active will help you look and feel good, and work off your baby weight. Start by taking a 10-minute walk!
    Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby
    Pay attention to your moods. Most new moms get the blues. They cry, feel sad, and have mood swings. The blues can last up to 2 weeks. If the feelings get worse or last longer than 2 weeks, you could have a medical condition that can be treated and cured. Be sure to contact your health care provider right away.
    Half of all pregnancies are not planned. Get folic acid every day – before you get pregnant again. Folic acid is a vitamin. It helps prevent birth defects in a baby’s brain and spine. But it only works if you take it before you get pregnant again.
    Take time to decide if another child is right for you. Doctors say you should wait until your baby is at least 18 months old before trying to get pregnant again.
    Did you know?

    Babies who are not breastfed may:

    • Have more diarrhea and constipation.
    • Have more allergies.
    • Get sick more often.
    • Have a greater risk of crib death (SIDS)

    Moms who do not breastfeed may:

    • Spend more money on food for baby.
    • Take longer to get back into shape.
    • Be more likely to get certain cancers.

    Even if you are not breastfeeding now, plan to breastfeed if you have another baby.